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English adjective: ridiculous

1. ridiculous inspiring scornful pity


SamplesHow silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years.


Synonymspathetic, silly


Similarundignified


Antonymsdignified

2. ridiculous incongruous;inviting ridicule


SamplesThe absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework.
That's a cockeyed idea.
Ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer.
A contribution so small as to be laughable.
It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion.
A preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history.
Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous.


Synonymsabsurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous


Similarfoolish


Antonymswise

3. ridiculous broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce


SamplesThe wild farcical exuberance of a clown.
Ludicrous green hair.


Synonymsfarcical, ludicrous


Similarhumorous, humourous


Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous









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